Recently my boss said something like:
There are two types of developers - ones that are into their tools, and those that just use the tools. You don't need to be the first type to get the job done.
With regards to most of the programs I use, I'm the first type (and proud of it). However there's some things I have no desire to get into, and would rather just use; DOS batch files, Oracle TNSNAMES.ORA configuration, HTML help authoring, to name a few.
That one little quote also touched on a tendency that I have to spend too much time fiddling...